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Botanical Dietary Supplements for Women's Health

Principal Investigator: 
Norman Farnsworth, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL


University of Illinois at Chicago
310 AOB, M/C 672
Chicago, IL 60612
United States


This center focuses on the safety of botanical dietary supplements that are widely available and used by women (e.g., black cohosh, licorice). The investigators will study the synergy of multi-component mixtures and the mechanisms of action, metabolism and pharmacokinetics, interactions with prescription drugs, and the impact of botanicals on endogenous estrogenic hormones.

Centers for Dietary Supplements Research: Botanicals